Dr. Steve Vodanovich

Stephen Vodanovich


Dr. Stephen Vodanovich, professor, teaches personnel selection, industrial psychology, legal issues in industrial and organizational psychology, method in personnel, and social psychology.

Dr. Vodanovich conducts ongoing research on workplace issues that can impact an individual’s well-being, such as boredom, workaholism (person who works compulsively) and ageism. As a consultant to national companies, he has performed job analyses, and developed selection devices, performance evaluations, and training approaches.

He has written or co-written more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals on workplace issues. In 2016, he wrote “Self-Report Measures of Boredom: An Updated Review of the Literature,” published in the Journal of Psychology. His research on the essence of boredom was published in the Journal of Psychology in 1993 and is often cited by other researchers in their work. He is also co-author of the book, “EEO and Personnel Practices,” which provides methods for understanding major equal employee opportunity laws.

At UWF since 1986, Vodanovich has also had the opportunity to teach abroad at the University College Cork in Ireland; Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand; and UWF Village Study Abroad Program in Pontlevoy, France.

He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University, and master's in psychology and doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from St. Louis University.